Peter Chapple-Hyam is to face a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing over charges of misleading an investigating officer and refusing to supply full and true telephone records.
Should he be found in breach of the rules, the multiple Classic-winning trainer could be handed a substantial fine or possible suspension/disqualification - the maximum penalty being three years. A date for the hearing has yet to be announced.
The panel will consider if Chapple-Hyam deliberately misled or tried to mislead by an overt act an investigating officer when falsifying his telephone records in response to a Telephone Production Order issued to him last September.
He is alleged to have stated in a subsequent letter that he was in France on July 12 and unable to text when he was not in France and/or was able to text during that period.
The panel will also consider whether Chapple-Hyam refused to supply his full and true telephone billings upon authorised request within a reasonable period of time by submitting incomplete and falsified records.
Misleading or endeavouring to mislead an investigating officer carries two possible penalties; a fine of £1,000 to £5,000 or a suspension of one month to three years. The stated entry point is a £2,000 fine or a suspension or period when entries will be refused of three months.
The second charge carries a broader range of penalties with late production of records having an entry point of a £2,000 fine or two-month suspension ranging up to a £5,000 penalty and one-year ban.
Non-production of records has an entry point of an 18-month disqualification, with a range of one to three years, while tampering with records can incur between six and 18 months' suspension, with a starting mark of nine months.
The BHA stated it will not reveal the reason for the request for Chapple-Hyam's phone records or comment further until the conclusion of the inquiry.
Chapple-Hyam sent out Authorized to win the Derby in 2007 and is due to train the Classic hero's half-brother Hydrogen, a 2.5million guineas buy at Tattersalls sales last autumn and the most expensive yearling purchased at auction in 2012.
24 November 2014Sacre not guaranteed for Sandown
Tower 'sore' after Navan spill
Hobbs upbeat about Fingal raid
Spirit ensures more Henderson woe
Walsh praise for Vautour
Walsh cool on Faugheen odds
Fry keen for crack at Tolworth
Victory team on weather watch
New relief for Twiston-Davies
Midnight to stay over hurdles
Creek seeking Hennessy Gold
Nicholls planning dual George raid
Leather in fine form ahead of Cup
Dynaste team consider George run
Topper target hinges on ground
Followme poised for Drinmore date
Balbriggan lands Troytown gamble
Vautour impresses on chasing debut
Un De Sceaux set for Thurles
Melodic team face tough choice
Henderson aims at Listed prize
Croco in frame for Topham
Deputy in Kempton firing line
McBratney banks on Boy progress
23 November 2014Balbriggan all the way
Vautour off to impressive start
Belle set for hurdling campaign
Silvi scraps to Betfair glory
Bally sparkles on Mullins' big day
Kelly's a Fixed Brush hero
Faugheen turns on the style
Fenton banned for three years
Amlin double for fab Ferof
New One excels in Haydock romp
Flyer grounds Ascot rivals
Vasco a cut above opposition
22 November 2014Conti strikes Betfair Chase gold
Taken seeking Listed gold
Mogol facing Monksfield test
Vautour makes chasing bow
Gordon enjoys Dundalk spin
McCoy: Landmark swayed judgment
Jacob warms up with brace
Hill peaking for Troytown return
Billy back on winning track
Walsh back for Ferof ride
New ready for Haydock Rush
Cheltenham is Big aim
Mullins eager for Faugheen run
Cue primed for Betfair defence
21 November 2014Geraghty snapped up for Seuil
Volnay aiming for quick repeat
Argocat camp play it cool
Leading Light retired
Frankel filly breaks Irish record
Linton loses Listed place
Doubles for Pipe and Scudamore
Nasty spill for Insole
McCoy targets midweek return
Farm comes Home to roost at Thurles
Flemenstar future dictated by scan
Cue lined up for Haydock return